Friday Notebook 09.23.11


  1. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato September 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm .

    I like (&amp; can relate to) that sense of &quot;being adrift&quot;. A day doesn&#39;t go by when I don&#39;t feel like I&#39;m wasting my time.<br /><br />But then significant writers (&amp; writings) always had to break courageously through the chronic uncertainty and sometimes the self-loathing that goes with it: and birth new worlds.<br /><br />And they god they did!

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm .

    I think that&#39;s what the issue is for me: wasting time. Oh, I wasted a bunch of it (my old notebooks demonstrate that), but in the end—are we there yet?—I don&#39;t regret it. Not really. I was always adrift, more or less, and still am….

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato September 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm .

    Was it Picasso who told (or rather dared) his disciples to imitate him?<br /><br />I think his point was that it probably takes as much talent to &#39;imitate&#39; as to create quality work. So why waste talent on imitation that will never be regarded as highly as the real thing?

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